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Encyclopedia > Department (country subdivision)

A department is geographically defined area of a centralized state which functions as an administrative unit, usually at provincial level, with or without a representative assembly. Provincial is the title given in the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit Catholic Church order) to the principal of a province (a geographical area, such as a country). ...


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Departments (Spanish: departamentos) form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. ... Benin is divided into 12 departments (French: départements), and subdivided into 77 communes (see Communes of Benin). ... Bolivia is divided into nine departments (Spanish: departamentos). ... Below the provinces, Burkina Faso is divided into departments. ... Colombia is a unitary republic conformed by 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. ... Côte dIvoire is divided into 58 departments (french: départements): See also Regions of Côte dIvoire Politics of Côte dIvoire Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Côte dIvoire | Departments of Côte dIvoire ... A list of the departments of El Salvador in alphabetical order. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Guatemala is divided in 22 departments Department (Capital) Alta Verapaz (Cobán) Baja Verapaz (Salamá) Chimaltenango (Chimaltenango) Chiquimula (Chiquimula) El Petén (Flores) El Progreso (Guastatoya) El Quiché (Santa Cruz del Quiché) Escuintla (Escuintla) Guatemala (Guatemala) Huehuetenango (Huehuetenango) Izabal (Puerto Barrios) Jalapa (Jalapa) Jutiapa (Jutiapa) Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango) Retalhuleu (Retalhuleu) Sacatep... Haiti is divided into nine departments (départements): Artibonite Centre GrandAnse Nord Nord-Est Nord-Ouest Ouest Sud Sud-Est Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Haiti | Departments of Haiti ... The Central American nation of Honduras is currently divided into 18 departments (departamentos). ... Nicaragua is a unitary republic. ... Niger is divided into 7 departments (departements; singular - departement) (each departments capital is the same as its name): Agadez Diffa Dosso Maradi Tahoua Tillaberi Zinder Additionally, the national capital, Niamey, comprises a capital district. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Paraguay consists of 18 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) (capitals in parentheses): Alto Paraguay (Fuerte Olimpo) Alto Paraná (Ciudad del Este) Amambay (Pedro Juan Caballero) Asunción (Asunción) Boquerón (Filadelfìa) Caaguazú (Coronel Oviedo) Caazapá (Caazapá) Canindeyú (Salto del Guairá) Central (Areguá) Concepción (Concepción) Cordillera (Caacupé) Guair... The 11 regions of Senegal are each divided into departments of which there are 34 in total. ... Uruguay consists of 19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) (capitals in parentheses): Artigas (Artigas). ...

Country subdivisions
Administrative divisions - Political divisions - Census divisions - Electoral divisions
Agency | Arrondissement | Bailiwick | Banner | Bantustan | Barony | Block | Borough | Burgh | Canton | Circle | Circuit | City | Colony | Commune | Community | Constituency | Constituent country | County | Council | Croft | Department | District | Division | Duchy | Governorate | Hamlet | Hundred | Insular area | Municipality | Neighbourhood | Oblast | Parish | Periphery | Prefecture | Presidency | Province | Regency | Region | Republic | Residency | Shire | State | Subdistrict | Subprefecture | Territory | Town | Townland | Township | Village | Vingtaine | Voivodeship | Ward
Administrative: county
Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | district | prefecture | province | region | republic | territorial unit | ward
Capital: district | region | territory
Census: division | metropolitan area | subdivision
City: council | district
Civil: parish | township
County: borough
Federal: capital | dependencies | capital district | capital territory
Local: administrative unit | council | government area
Metropolitan: borough | county | district
National: capital district | capital territory | territory
Imperial: circle | free city | province
(Native) Indian: reserve | reservation
Regional: municipality | county municipality | municipal district
Rural: council | district | municipality | sanitary district
Residential: community
Special: region | administrative region | capital district
Urban: area (U.S.: urbanized area) | district | sanitary district

[edit] See also: List of terms for subnational entities, List of subnational entities, Matrix of country subdivisions

 
 

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